2020 Workshops

Due to the current need for physical distancing, we are moving to online instruction on a temporary basis. Please check back as we will be continually updating this page with additional offerings for virtual workshops.

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Relicensure points for educators are available from the Utah State Board of Education for all workshops. For more information: Email or call 801-585-6019.   

SUMMER BOOKMAKING SERIES

Marnie Powers-Torrey, Amy Thompson, and Emily Tipps

Online instruction via Zoom. Participants will receive a link and a materials kit prior to the workshop/session. In  order to ensure time for shipping of materials kits, participants should register a minimum of two weeks prior to the series/session. 

For those in incompatible time zones, please inquire about asynchronous learning opportunities at bookartsprogram@utah.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: International shipping will be billed an additional $20 once registration is confirmed.

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July 1–August 5

$350 for the full series, materials kit & shipping included
($45 savings over registering for sessions individually)
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

This ten-session series introduces both traditional bookbinding skills and structures as well as alternative forms. Join us for the entire series, for a single session, or for multiple sessions! Each session is self-contained, though those who take multiple sessions have the opportunity to develop skills over the course of the series. Each session focuses on demonstrations, and participants may choose or need to complete the books afterwards. See complete list of required tools.


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Single-Sheet Books (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Marnie Powers-Torrey

July 1
$30, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

Learn six simple forms, each folded from a single sheet of paper, plus a paper matchbox for storage. Great for zines! See complete list of required tools.

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Pamphlet Variations (Summer Bookmaking Series)

Session 1
Emily Tipps

July 8
$35, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.


Session 2
Marnie Powers-Torrey

July 13
$35, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

These two sessions begin with the basic pamphlet stitch and then explore six variations. Participate in one or both sessions—different options are covered in each. See complete list of required tools.

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Accordion Variations, Session 1 (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Marnie Powers-Torrey

Session 1
July 15
Wednesday, 6–8 pm, MDT

$35, materials kit & shipping included
register

Session 2

July 20
Monday, 6–8 pm, MDT

$35, materials kit & shipping included
register

These two sessions begin with a basic accordion structure and advance into concertina forms, including Hedi Kyle’s beloved flag book. Take one session or both—the second session also covers a paper slipcase to house the set of books. See complete list of required tools.

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Long-Stitch Binding (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Emily Tipps
 
July 22

$45, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

The elegant long-stitch has been used for inventive artists’ books and beautiful journals, but don’t be fooled by the apparent complexity of this exposed-sewing binding. Participants receive one set of materials, and the instructor shares examples with an assortment of thread, buttons, covers, and closures to ensure that the long-stitch never gets old. See complete list of required tools.

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Coptic Binding (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Amy Thompson

July 27

LIVE SESSION IS FULL
$45, materials kit & shipping included
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

In ancient Egypt, the Copts used this binding technique for hundreds of years. Notable for the chain links across the spine and sewn-on boards, the binding is very flexible and can open to 360º for display. See complete list of required tools.

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Japanese Stab Binding (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Amy Thompson

July 29
Wednesday, 6–8 pm, MDT

$45, materials kit & shipping included
register

As opposed to the stiffness of western paper, traditional Japanese paper allows this side-stitched book to open readily. This session presents three sewing patterns, providing participants with the skills to explore dozens of additional patterns in the future. See complete list of required tools.

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Flat-Back Case Binding (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Emily Tipps

August 3

$45, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

This session covers the basics of a traditional sewn binding with boards covered in cloth. The demonstration may extend throughout the session. Participants are encouraged to observe instruction and follow along with the handout rather than attempting to complete the entire binding during the session. See complete list of required tools.

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Secret Belgian Binding (Summer Bookmaking Series)
Emily Tipps

August 5

$45, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

This singular binding style was invented by Belgian binder Anne Goy. The book opens flat and has a beautiful exposed sewing pattern. See complete list of required tools.

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Emily Tipps's bio

ANNUAL EDUCATORS' INTENSIVE

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THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Annie Boyer & Jazmin Gallegos

The Annual Educators’ Intensive is going virtual in 2020, and we can’t wait for you to join us! Learn several different book forms through hands-on demonstrations and discuss ideas for integrating them into your classroom. Choose between four different workshops, or take them all. Not able to make it for the live session? Limited registration is available for session recordings and materials kits only. Relicensure points available. 

Online instruction via Zoom. Participants will receive a link and a materials kit prior to the workshop/session. In order to ensure time to receive materials kits, participants should register a minimum of two weeks prior to the series/session. 

Spaces are limited to Utah K-12 educators; please fill out this form to receive a registration link.


Books with Interior Worlds

Tuesday, July 7
Session 1: 10 am–12 pm, MDT
Session 2: 2–4 pm, MDT

Tired of feeling stuck inside? It’s the perfect time to escape with a good book! We’ve all travelled far and wide through the magic of reading. In this session, we explore the literal interior spaces of books.

Exploring the World Around You

Thursday, July 9
Session 1: 10 am–12 pm, MDT
Session 2: 2–4 pm, MDT

You don’t have to wander far to experience the magnificence of our world. Just step outside and feel the breeze on your face or the sun on your skin. So much to see with all of the plants and critters, and even human beings around us every day. Let’s explore ways to put our observations and findings into a book!

Out-of-This-World Pop-Ups

Monday, July 13
Session 1: 10 am–12 pm, MDT
Session2: 2–4 pm, MDT

The three-dimensionality of pop-ups is just the thing to grab students’ attention and open their worlds to new possibilities. While teaching pop-up books may seem intimidating at first, it doesn’t have to be. Learn simple techniques sure to dazzle bookmakers of all ages. It’s time to really make our books pop!

A Universe in a Box

Wednesday, July 15
Session 1: 10 am–12 pm, MDT
Session 2: 2–4 pm, MDT

If one book is good, then more books are better! Take your lessons to the next level with books that work together as companions or series. Learn to make different containers and boxes that turn your assignments into something students are sure to cherish for lifetimes.

Sharing Session

Friday, July 17
10 am–12 pm, MDT

You’ve heard enough from us already—now it’s your turn to share! Talented educators, we have learned so much from you over the years. Here is an opportunity for you to share your marvelous ideas and examples with each other. Bring whatever you’ve got, finished or not. We’ll facilitate the conversation about content and classroom applications and look forward to sharing!

Annie Boyer's bio
Jazmin Gallegos' bio

August

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The Clamshell Box: A Safe Place for Books
Emily Tipps

August 15

$50, materials kit & shipping included
LIVE SESSION IS FULL
register for the asynchronous version to receive a recording and materials kit.

When not being read, a book really just wants to be left alone in a safe place. The clamshell box is an ideal enclosure to keep books protected from dust, water, and light damage, as well as the general wear and tear of life on the shelf. Each participant in this workshop constructs a model clamshell box of a set size. Through observation and discussion, participants learn how to measure objects and cut materials for future custom boxes. See complete list of required tools.

Emily Tipps's bio